Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beginner Echolocation Lesson #6 - Stationary Echolocating vs. Mobile Echolocating

It is generally more confusing to try to echolocate while walking or moving around as opposed to trying it while sitting or standing in one place.  This is because there are many more uncontrolled variables while moving around.  It's easier to maintain focus on a sound when there aren't so many things going on.

In any scientific experiment it is crucial to change only one variable at a time.  If you are walking around there may be objects around you that are changing the tone of the sound in ways you are not aware of.  If you sit in one place and change one variable it will be much easier to identify, and most importantly LEARN the differences in the sound.  In other words, if you hold up a flat object like a book or plate in front of your face, only one thing has changed about your environment.  If you change your location and walk up to a wall then many things have changed about your environment and it will be more difficult for you to distinguish between the different sounds and it might take you longer to see the effects of this lesson.

Remember, take it slow.  Keep it simple.  Have fun, and enjoy the journey!

Free 10-Minute Audio Lesson: Learn the Echolocation Click

Learn echolocation clicks with a free audio lesson
Learning how to click is one of the first steps to becoming an effective echoloator. This lesson provides clicking samples of a variety of different clicks and descriptions of when they might be most useful. This lesson has been used by O&M instructors all over the world.

Despite popular belief, it's easy to make your clicking quite subtle or unnoticeable even in quiet settings. There are many different clicks for different situations. I explain all of these in great detail and give examples of where, why and when they can and should be used.

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